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Matthew Raphael Johnson

Scattered Thoughts on Ivan Solonevich and His Conception of the Russian Monarchy

Ivan Solonevich (1891-1953) is one of the least appreciated of the Russian emigre writers. This group is little known among Americans since they fought an empire that the American elite did not oppose. An inmate of the GULag, Solonevich wrote on camp life before Solzhenitsyn. He argued that the camp was just a mini-USSR. The camp was the utopia of the Soviet ruling class.

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Lukas Eidolon

Post-American Identity

To be an American in the 21st Century is essentially like being a Christian. Anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity and country of origin can be one so long as they accept democracy, capitalism and Mom’s apple pie into their hearts. It makes no difference if you are a descendant of the first Pilgrim’s to set foot off the Mayflower or a Sudanese immigrant who landed at JFK Airport yesterday. The name “American” no longer describes a people with a history or a purpose, with a vision of themselves and their place in the world—no, to be an American mean’s to be one of 320 million consumers united by nothing more than a deep and emphatic love of superhero movies and corn syrup.

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Zachariah Hudson

On Mental Health, Part 2

Though it is morally right to prescribe something analagous to medical intervention in cases of “mental disorders” the key terms are “analagous to”, “disorder”, and perhaps even “intervention” rather than “medical” and “illness”.

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Matthew Raphael Johnson

Defending the New Aristocracy:

America is a matriarchy. The privileges that women, especially attractive women, possess today are unique in world history. One of the hundreds of proofs of this fact is the very existence of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, or VAWA. It is the utter zenith of the feminist movement. As might be expected, it was achieved through rank dishonesty and fraud. It is Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the “Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.” This means it was part of a much larger bill and thus was never debated as a separate law. Also, given that the law is over 2000 pages, no politician read it. The law itself is highly technical and is not readily understandable by most citizens. Making matters worse, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings forbade any anti-VAWA witness to speak. Politicians had no idea what they were voting on and the available information was tightly controlled.
It is nothing short of the paramount consummation of female rule in America.

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Matthew Raphael Johnson

“Humanitarian Missions” as Imperial Adventures

The 1991 US intervention into Somalia was a failure. The reasons for this are not hard to find and are inherent in any escapade of this type. The UN-based military did not operate with a full, functional knowledge of local conditions since, outside of Africa, few people know anything about the country. Worse, strategic demands were just as important as humanitarian goals, believe it or not, especially given the immense strategic significance of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden coastlines. This, and the inability to disarm “warlords” led to the withdrawal of the US and the eventual Ethiopian invasion.

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Alexander von Marstall

The West as Shakespeare`s Prospero in “The Tempest”

The Tempest is a pastoral drama, it belongs to that literary kind which includes certain earlier English plays and is concerned with the opposition of nature and art. These both are presented through the characters of the two non-human beings, the natives of the aisle, Caliban and Ariel. Caliban represents nature without the benefit of nature, nature to an Art which is man`s power over the created world and over himself.; Nature divorced from grace or the senses without the mind. Ariel, on the other hand, is the chief instrument of Prospero’s Art. Prospero exercises his power through Ariel, that is to say, his moral wisdom has been attained through the imagination, or with interaction with the imagination.

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Zachariah Hudson

On Mental Health, Part 1

With [descriptors of a normal range of functions] out the window, diagnostic medicine becomes a matter of opinion rather than a pursuit of truth and health.

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Lukas Eidolon

The City Called to Him

Lance Kennedy’s The City Called to Him is about a man, known only as the Wanderer, having returned to the city of youth only to find it profoundly changed. The City, once a vibrant place filled activity and life, is now a dreary, desolate corpse-stricken charnel-house ruled over by a sorceress known only as the Mother. The Mother ascended to the throne of the City after first gaining the trust of and then betraying its Lord, having used dark magic to open a rift, summoning forth all manner of daemons and eldritch abominations who then proceeded to empty the City of all life.

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Alexander von Marstall

The Best Catchphrases Of The Ancient Spartans

The Spartans pioneered the laconic phrase. Lakonia was the general region around Sparta in southern Greece. They were a tough people, wasting little time with flowery phrases and got to the point quickly.

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Matthew Raphael Johnson

What did Hegel Mean by “Dialectics?”

Dialectics is a profound understanding of reality that does way with the simplistic positivism of Occam, Locke and his successors. The purpose of the dialectical method is to discover the ground for science, but more specifically, propositions about objects and relations science deals with. Our pragmatic mind begins with the object, but our speculative – or scientific mind – does not. It begins with Being. A “fact” never exists by itself and is nonsensical in isolation.

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Zachariah Hudson

Writing and Rewriting

She is a Socialist only insofar as she is anti-capitalist, a Marxist only insofar as she despises meritocracy, and a Freudian only insofar as she feels constrained by her sexuality. The irony of this negative identity is that it could very well describe a Fascist just as easily as a Marxist-Leninist Socialist, but Linnet clings to specific writers and ideas for what meagre positive identity she possesses.

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Lukas Eidolon

The Choice of Alcibiades

It has often been said that the countries in which we live are no longer the one’s in which we grew up in. Political corruption, loss of faith in the democratic process and, of course, the ever present reality of rapid demographic change have made the nations of the West almost unrecognizable from what they were even a mere generation ago. The failure, or more accurately, the willing participation of our so-called leaders in our own ethnographic displacement has left everyone sane enough to recognize the outright betrayal that has taken place on the part of our own collective governments who– according to the principles of democracy– should have had our best interests at heart.

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Identitarian, Traditionalism
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Veiko Hessler

Hearts of Oak: The New Battle of Britain

[Editor’s Note: This was originally published at Transcendental Titans on April 14th, 2018.] Next weekend is the 50th anniversary of Conservative MP Enoch Powell’s now infamous Rivers of

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Masculinity, Traditionalism
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Veiko Hessler

Acolytes in the Temple of Iron

[Editors Note: This article was originally published at Transcendental Titans on April 9th, 2018.]  You may admire the past – but you wouldn’t want to live in

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Zachariah Hudson

Trouble in Paradise: Disagreements After Death

Mill’s concept of the value of pleasure is much closer to Epicurus’ than it is to Nagel’s, and he continues to say “the accusation supposes human beings to be capable of no pleasures except those of which swine are capable. If this supposition were true … the rule of life which is good enough for the one would be good enough for the other.”

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Lukas Eidolon

The Trisagion

Through our reciting of the Trisagion we are imitating the angels who perpetually glorify God in His majesty. This is further advanced by the act of ritually rising and falling during it’s recitation, always oriented towards the holy altar. We should aim to always incorporate the Trisagion into our personal prayers because in doing so we implore the mercies of the Holy Trinity into our lives. I would especially recommend the praying of the Trisagion especially during fast days.

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Matthew Raphael Johnson

The Legalization of Marijuana:

Introduction Marijuana is part of American culture. Routinely romanticized and glamorized in pop-culture from “Cheech and Chong” in the 1980s to Seth Rogen today, it

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Matthew Raphael Johnson

The Science of Whoredom:

Transgenderism is a weapon of social terror. It is a pseudo-scientific fad promoted by major media and old money foundations. The 2016 Annual Report from Global Action for Trans Equality states that 11 percent of their budget comes from the US federal government, while almost 85 percent comes from elite foundations. They thank the “State Department” as an important supporter. They also mention the powerful Arcus Foundation and George Soros as significant donors. Only 1 percent of their budget comes from personal donations. This is not surprising. This strongly suggests its a fake issue driven by elites rather than real need.

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Dorin Alexandru

The Warden Post Interviews Faith Goldy

[Editors Note: This interview was originally published on November 30, 2017] Traditionally journalism has always been a profession which challenges the mainstream narrative and pushes

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Matthew Raphael Johnson

Hitler, Christianity and the Old Testament:

The question of Christianity and nationalism comes up often. As capital rules the globe without mercy and it seeks the destruction of all that increases its transaction costs, the nation is considered harmful. Official Orthodox writers fall easily in line, defining “nationalism” in the worst way possible and then patting themselves on the back for condemning it.

Orthodox intellectuals can rarely define the term properly. They seem to think it has to do with the modern state and imperialism. They also think that to be a nationalist is to “hate” others. Now, hatred is a perfectly legitimate emotion for enemies that seek to destroy you, but its hardly required for a nation to exist. Orthodoxy in general, and True Orthodoxy in particular have very, very few people capable of analyzing this properly.

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Veiko Hessler

Sparks from the Golden Anvil

Our fight is not fundamentally about the fact that modernity has forced us to live an urban, technological life. It is about the fact modernity is bent on killing us and expunging our record from this earth. It is a death cult that has inverted every positive aspect of the European spirit and turned our nature against us. Where once technology was used in the service of the betterment of our lives, it now constrains us – with surveillance, with oppressive state power, with the speedy importation of our lower paid and more co-operative replacements. It does not need to be this way. It is not bricks, steel and glass that have made our world ugly but the pernicious and warped ideology of the architects that built them. Therefore, we are not engaged in a battle with a point in time, we are locked in a struggle for survival with a set of alien ideas. The particular must be championed against the global. The metaphysical good must be pitted against relativistic nihilism. The nation must triumph against the international. The European spirit must not be subsumed by the Islamic.

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Matthew Raphael Johnson

The Male Tax

Beautiful women are the recipients of a huge transfer of wealth from men when the dating market is unregulated. Women gain immensely just by being attractive. This author has termed it the “male tax.” Men indulge in expensive luxuries for the sake of impressing women. Being minimalists, men are usually happy with mere practicalities. Luxuries are about communicating status. Status is about making oneself more desirable to women. For a beautiful woman to choose you, among all the millions she could have, is a high all normal men seek. It is almost physically irresistible. There’s a reason there are no gorgeous women in dire poverty.

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Dorin Alexandru

Deus Ex Machina: Tradition and the Essence of Technology

How is a traditionalist to treat his relationship to technology? For a tool destined to set us free and bring about world-wide enlightenment, technology has been largely a force of imprisonment for the masses. As the title of this essay suggests, technology was envisioned to be a literal “Deus Ex Machina”: our salvation and means to achieve peace here on Earth, and this is a point that the so-called “post-humanists” (Kurzweil, Zuckerberg, and so on) will not shy away from, although they stop just at the boundary of naming this force, this phenomenon, their own artificial Christ.

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